i don't know, there's no branding at all. got it for $20 at a bike flea market last week. the only markings are the weight limit, 22lbs/10kg. and yea a silver post would look nice. >>1650889
sounds counter-intuitive, i know. i have to wear a huge bag and most of the shit goes in there. the stuff that's too big for the bag is also too big for a basket. didn't see the point of having a big, expensive pannier rack on there when i'm just bashing it around the city. you're dead wrong about racks - many/most are powder coated. plastidip is a rubberized coating, which would keep boxes from sliding around somewhat.